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December 22nd 2005
CSI Season 3 screencaps are finally back online and are all now the larger sized pic.
We have added a new dailies clip, from “XX”, overhear Billy´s comments on what the show needs to do to increase the ratings 😉
And finally, because i´ve obviously been a very good girl this year, I´ve been given a couple of early “Billy” pressies for Christmas . A 2004 Michael Douglas & Friends collection of goodies. Thank you so much C. for the photo, and B. for the Chair, which is looking pretty good there in my lounge 😉 (I still think you are crazy! LOL) I can´t thank you both enough 🙂
December 21st 2005
First off, The WPAP would like to wish everyone a very merry christmas, and all the best for 2006 🙂
CSI Season 2 screencaps are back online, along with all the TV Screencaps. We´ve also updated the gallery with new BIG Hard Promises caps, and The Skulls.
4 photos from the SAG 2005 winners photo shoot have been added c/o IDM, thank you very much 😉
A small article from TV Guide.
More updates tomorrow
December 11th 2005
Screencaps from the latest CSI episode “Still Life” are up at the gallery, along with some more CSI promos from Season 3 (c/o Corbis) and Season 5 (c/o IDM – thanks)
We have also added 4 new photos to the billy general gallery (c/o Retna) and 1 photo to theFeast of San Genaro Gallery (c/o Wireimage)
December 8th 2005
First off, thanks for all the kind comments everyone has sent, and WOW nearly 50,000 views at The Gallery in under a week, you´ve all certainly impressed me 😉
A few of you have mentioned that the homepage pic is a little distorted, when i have everything back online, i´ll have a play with it. Also, a couple of you couldn´t view the Gallery, I´ve changed a couple of settings, so hopefully now you can.
Fancy getting Billy´s autograph along with the rest of the CSI cast? Then this is for you. Thank you for sharing Tatiana.
CSI game signed by cast on eBay – Specialty Board Games and Starlight Starbright Children’s Foundation Team up for eBay Auction
December 6, 2005 – Barrie, ON – Fans of the top-rated television drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation can now bid for the one-millionth copy of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation The Board Game, autographed by the entire cast of the show, on eBay from Wednesday, December 7 through Tuesday, December 13. All proceeds will go to the Starlight Starbright Children’s Foundation, which benefits seriously ill children and teens.
Created by Specialty Board Games (SBG), for players’ ages 13 and older, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation The Board Game features eight crime stories written in the unique style of the show. With the help of the show’s main characters, players assume the role of a crime scene investigator challenging each other to collect the evidence and become the first player with a correct arrest warrant, determining the suspect’s means, motive and opportunity to commit the crime in question.
“Not only will the highest bidder bring home a great game for the holidays, but all proceeds will benefit seriously ill children,” said Paul Guilfoyle, who plays Captain Jim Brass in the hit crime series CSI. “I’m honored to work with both Specialty Board Games and the Starlight Starbright Foundation for this very important cause.”
The game launched in June 2004, has sold more than one million copies internationally, it is now distributed in seven languages in more than 15 countries.
About Starlight Starbright Children’s Foundation
Starlight Starbright Children’s Foundation is a non-profit organization that transforms the lives of seriously ill children and their families through imaginative programs that educate, uplift their spirits, foster a sense of community, and help alleviate the pain and fear of prolonged illness. Starlight Starbright offers an impressive array of in-hospital, outpatient, school and home-based programs and services that touch the lives of more than 180,000 children and families each month. To learn more about the organization, visit their web site at www.starlight.org
All sound files are now back online.
CSI Season 4 screencaps are now back online, along with some TV screencaps, I´m slowly working my way through everything, thanks for being patient with me.
All new magazine articles we also go into the Gallery, new TV Guide Article – The A-Z of CSI
Don´t forget to vote for CSI at the People´s Choice Award which airs 10th January 2006
Lastly, another treat, hey it is Christmas 🙂 another Let the Seller Beware dailies clip as requested by a few at yourtaxdollarsatwork.org
More updates this weekend.
December 4th 2005
It’s been a few months since we last updated, but as you can see we have undergone a few changes here at billypetersen.com
- We have new contact details.
- If you want to find out about Billy’s movies and theater productions, this info has moved to the Career section of the site.
- All videos and sound files are now in the Multimedia section.
- All previous links to parts of the site in any previous news update will no longer work because of the re-jig.
- We have moved all photos, screencaps and all other pictures into the Galleries section where we now use the Coppermine Photo Gallery layout. We are slowly uploading everything so please bear with us. Everything will be fully back online soon.
Lastly, just a quick thanks to everyone who has shared with us the last few months, especially those who helped us out getting everything ready, you know who you are ladies, much appreciated! PP 😉
Now for some Billy updates!
We have added 2 new dailies clips from Season 4´s Turn of the Screw and Bloodlines.
ETOnline.com have a couple of Billy interviews available.
A new NHL DVD (Honor & Courage : Tough Guys of the NHL) is available to buy which is narrated by Billy. More info regarding the DVD available here.
Hard Promises is now available on DVD and CSISeason 5 was released on 29th November 2005.
Billy was recently in People Magazine in an article called “Sexy through the Ages” which you will find here. We have also fully updated our 2005 Articles section, so be sure and have a look in case you have missed anything 🙂 2004 and previous articles will be back online soon.
We have updated our multimedia section to include several new video clips including Billy’s full interview from “This Old Cub” and various clips from the usual entertainment programmes.
Anni andJoanne had a fantastic time meeting all the crew during the filming of the Season Six opener, Bodies in Motion, read about their story here includes a great photo collage, thank you A & J for sharing your story with us 🙂
Our good friend,gglovebug had the opportunity of meeting Billy in Chicago in August, read about her story at her fantastic site includes photos and a video clip of Billy’s speech at the Memorial for Fallen Police Officers.
The remainder of the CSI Season 5 screencaps are now online, along with all of Season 6. The rest will be back online this week. We also have lots of new photos in our CSI Publicity Photo Section from the last two seasons. (thanks IDM and Connie). CSI Season 3 screencaps have all been redone into the larger caps and will be uploaded to the site soon. These can all be found in the CSI Gallery
Lots of new TV Screencaps have been added to include this year’s Michael Douglas & Friends Tournament, Entertainment Tonight caps, plus many more.
6 new photos added to the General Billy Gallery, along with photos from the Entertainment Weekly shoot last year, and several hi-def pix, c/o The Photo Box Live Journal
Paparazzi Pix : Billy gets the groceries! and 30 New Photos from the SAG : Performers with Learning Disabilities Event held July 26th.
We have updated several movie screencaps including The Beast, Amazing Grace & Chuck, Thief, and Haven. The Skulls, The Kennedy’s of Massachusetts and Hard Promises to follow soon.
Finally, Billy did not attend this year’s Emmy Awards, due to a death in the family. The WPAP would like to offer condolences to Billy and his family for the loss of his nephew, Nicholas.
I will be updating the Galleries throughout the day Sunday 4th December so bear with me 🙂
Aug 7, 2005 – Yes, it’s been awhile since I’ve updated. I simply don’t have the time anymore, but I’ll do what I can when I get a chance. For all of you who emailed asking if I’m Ok – Yes! I am fine and thanks for your concern 🙂 For those who email in a more demanding tone – well, I have a real life, I do this site for free so PLEASE stop emailing asking when I’m going to update. Thanks to all who send information and clips, pictures etc. I’m sorry I haven’t gotten to them earlier.
Billy will be participating in the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation Benefit on Aug. 27: (From the Chicago Sun-Times)
*To wit: Dreesen, who’s a co-chair of the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation, has enlisted some big-time Chicago natives to participate in the group’s Aug. 27 benefit show at McCormick Place. And he wasted no time in snaring his latest: Vince Vaughn. Dreesen met with Vaughn on the downtown set of his movie “The Break Up” Monday and persuaded the North Shore native to join the cause. Vaughn’s participation boosts an already impressive acting lineup, including Joe Mantegna, former cop Dennis Farina, Gary Sinise, Bernie Mac, William Peterson, Dennis Franz and Peter Cetera.
First off, I would like to thank gglovebug for sharing her screencaps and Video clips of Billy’s day at Wrigley Field on June 14th. Visit her lovely site
Billy took part in The American Cancer Society Relay For Life Of Barrington 2005 on Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12. Gallery Pics
Billy took part in the Performers with Learning Disablities panel on July 26th. Article from the Hollywood Reporter below. Photos are found in the Gallery
Billy and Gina enjoyed a day celebrating at the Hancock Park Historic Preservation Benefit on Sunday, July 10, 2005. See some photos here and some from photographer Patrick Mcmullen
Also, a copy of Past Tense, Present Perfect has been found! I’ll add video clips soon, but here are some screencaps (thanks to puppypower for these, as well as the Hancock Park, Barrington Relay and Perfomers with Learning Disabilities photos 🙂
Finally, I have added a new gallery of pictures – some older, some newer – including more from the Torch of Life dinner held a while back. Thanks to Connie and S. for some of these!
From the Chicago Sun Times:
ON THE SCENE: Actors Will Ferrell and Maggie Gyllenhaal, in town filming “Stranger than Fiction,” were recently seen filming in the alley behind Frontera Grill and eating at Topolobampo. … Score radio’s Mike North and his pal, “CSI” star William Petersen, downed a few brewskys at Moretti’s in Edison Park. … Entertainer Dennis DeYoung, formerly of Styx, saw “The Full Monty” at the new Drury Lane Water Tower Place the other evening. … MI Spa on South Michigan Avenue is getting mighty popular. Recent clients include Channel 7’s Cheryl Burton, actress Lisa Raye and the Oakland Raiders’ Danny Clark.
Articles about Quentin Tarrantino and Grave Danger (Thanks puppypower!)
NOTE: I know I haven’t added the rest of the season 5 screencaps – I will in time. I’m just trying to get caught up with the latest news and such.
May 26, 2005 – I know I haven’t updated for awhile, but I’m working on it. Until then, enjoy these pictures of Billy and Gina in Rome – taken May 18th.
May 2, 2005 – Billy took part in the 7th annual Michael Douglas and Friends Golf Tournamentthis past weekend (April 30 – May 1). Some photos from the event here NBC will televise the event on May 15th. CSI held their wrap party Friday, April 29th at The Loft in Hollywood. I will be updating the latest episodes and dailies, as well as other stuff this week.
April 9, 2005 – Added Puppypower’s screencaps and an article from the April 7 issue of TV ZONE (UK) From an interview with actor Ramon de Ocampo:
[Excerpt] By the way, late last year you appeared on the popular US TV series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, playing Daniel Lopez, a leukemia patient, in the episode Harvest. I remember you killed your sister to spare her the pain of having her donate one of her kidneys to you.
“I thought it was fantastic! I had memorable moments working on that show. I did several scenes but my big scene was with William Petersen who is a fantastic and incredibly supportive actor. He’s also a stage actor; he’s from Chicago and he works for the Steppenwolf Theatre Company. It was a five-minute monologue scene and it was fantastic.”
Look for Billy to sing again during the 7th inning stretch at a Cubs game this summer! From the Chicago Tribune
April 3, 2005 – Spark of Life Dailies screencaps
March 21, 2005 – Compulsion Dailies screencaps.
Update includes screencaps from Complusion, a few new pics to the SAG awards and Torch of Liberty Dinner. An article on the 3 CSI shows is featured in the Globe and Mail (March 19th issue). The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Billy was spotted in Chicago last week (March13) dining at Boka.
February 27, 2005 – Screencaps from Big Middle as well as screencaps from Big Middle dailies have been added. Quentin Tarantino has been signed on to write and direct the season finale of CSI. From the Washington Post
DENTON DITTY: “Desperate Housewives” star James Denton saw our item about Harry Caray’s restaurant still holding some ancient paychecks (totaling $28.21) back from his days there as a waiter in the early ’90s. He wrote the eatery’s CEO, Grant DePorter, “Don’t worry. I won’t charge you interest on the paychecks!”
More importantly, the TV heartthrob told DePorter he’d love to participate — even long distance — in the annual worldwide “Toast to Harry Caray,” which already will include such luminaries as Andy MacPhail, Billy Corgan, John Cusack, Marv Levy, William Petersen, Ron Harper, Fisher Stevens, Jeremy Piven, Bobby Hull, Jeremy Roenick, Stephen Baldwin and Jeff Garlin — joining toastmaster Ryne Sandberg
February 7, 2005 – Congratulations to the cast of CSI on their Screen Actors Guild Awardfor Best Ensemble in a Television Drama. The awards were broadcast Saturday, Feb. 5 on TNT. Billy accepted the award, accompanied by the rest of the cast and had this to say:
WILLIAM PETERSEN: Well, this is a shock. The only explanation for this is that somehow in the last year, every one of you tried to act with rubber gloves and tweezers. Although I will have to say that when you share your close-up with carpet fibers, you’re doing a little bit of ensemble acting. [laughter]
The best thing about being an actor is that we get to hang out with other actors. We enjoy being with each other every day, we care about each other, we’re friends, and that’s truly our reward. We’re proud to be members of the Screen Actors Guild, the best private club in the world, and we would like to thank our fellowship of gypsies for this lovely award.
Thank you. Peace.
See the Video clip here (2.6 MB) Updates includes pictures from the event. Images copyright to Wireimage, Corbis, Reuters, and Celebrityphoto.com. Thanks to Puppypower, Ebuzz and Peggy for the Celebrityphoto.com pics and to Amanda for the pics she let me share. 🙂 I have also posted some screencaps as well. Getty Images also has pictures from the event, as well as couple from last week’s CSI episode Nesting Dolls. From the Hollywood Reporter:
The cast of CBS’s “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” won outstanding ensemble in a drama series. It was the fourth nomination for Anthony E. Zuiker’s forensic evidence investigation team but their first win. “We were all a little shocked,” said Marg Helgenberger. “We’ve won a few People’s Choice awards, but this is the first time we’ve won a SAG award. They usually honor shows where casts are asked to emote and show all those histrionics.” Asked if any scenes were ever too gross to complete, Helgenberger said there was one genital reassignment surgery scene that caused the cast and crew to run from a small stage. Asked if they watched ABC’s “Desperate Housewives” Helgenberger said, “Yes, we’re going to have a ‘Desperate CSI.’ We can solve their crimes easily.” Asked what their most desperate-ever audition was, the entire ensemble vied for the microphone. William Petersen won out and told a story about dropping his pants for a 68-year old Lana Turner. “She freaked out completely,” Petersen said. “‘What are you doing?!’ she said. ‘Put your pants on!’ She ran out of the room and the casting guy came in and said, ‘What are you doing?'” Petersen did not get the part.
Billy was also featured in last Thursdays issue of USA Today – Petersen Lays it on the Table
Also, we have the screencaps from Thursday’s CSI episode – Nesting Dolls.
January 24, 2005 – The WPAP would like to offer condolences to Billy and his family for the loss of his father, Arthur, who passed away last month. From the Chicago Tribune. While Billy is well know to the public, his family isn’t, so please respect their privacy.
Updates to the site include photos added to the CSI season 4 gallery and new screencaps to the Twilight Zone episode – Need to Know. Also, I have added screencaps from the past two CSI episodes – Who Shot Sherlock and Snakes. Screencaps from the TV Guide Awards have also been added. Thanks to Connie for the pictures and to Puppypower for the screencaps! Marion has also shared this picture from The Belly of the Beast featured in a 1985 issue of the theatre magazine Plays and Players, larger photo is now held in our Gallery
Look for CSI to move from the Santa Clarita Studios next year – most likely to Universal Studios.
A couple of notes – I have stated this on the front page, but will say it again – this site is notaffliated with William Petersen. I receive many emails asking me for his autograph, email address and a variety of other things. I cannot help you with any of that. If you would like to write to William Petersen, his address is on the front page, as well as at the top of this page. Good luck!
Several people have written to complain about video clips – they can’t be opened. They can’t be opened because I removed them from the server. I will eventually add them back.
I will also add a CSI season 5 page as well. I know as of now the links to screencaps and such are scattered on the newspage – apologies for that.
January 14, 2005 – Added a few screencaps from Snakes dailies. Congratulations to the cast of CSI on their Screen Actors Guild nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama series. The ceremony will be telecast on TNT on Feb. 5. Also, congratulations to CSI on their People’s Choice Award for favorite Drama. The ceremony aired on CBS this past Sunday (January 9, 2005). Billy did not attend, although most of the rest of cast was present, including Marg Helgenberger who won for favorite television actress (in a drama) People have emailed me asking why Billy didn’t attend. I certainly don’t know the answer to that other than he didn’t want to. He didn’t attend last year either. You can now subscribe to a new magazine, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation – The Official DVD Collection. An interview with Billy is featured in the first issue.
January 7, 2005 – Added Who Shot Sherlock dailies screencaps and excerpts from A Theater of Our Own : A History and a Memoir of 1,001 Nights in Chicago — by Richard Christiansen.